#OneBostonDay Encourages Acts of Kindness and Reflects the City's Strength

Today marks the two-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has declared it "One Boston Day," an opportunity for people to celebrate the goodness that shined through during a tragic time. Walsh is asking everyone to perform one random act of kindness, and Twitter is abuzz with evidence.

“We’re asking people to try to go and help people and do something in the spirit of collaboration, the spirit of giving, and asking people throughout the city of Boston to take what was a very sad day and turn it into a very positive,” Walsh told WBZ, reports CBS Boston.

To commemorate the tragedy that occurred two years ago, people reflect upon the goodness that prevailed during the Boston Marathon bombing. On that day, Boston showed its true strength by uniting as a community to help its citizens. The acts of kindness performed exemplified the essence of “Boston Strong.”

First responders acted quickly to help those who were injured. People donated blood to further aid those who suffered injuries. Strangers opened up their homes and offered what they could to survivors. Local businesses provided shelter without looking to make a profit. The list goes on, and today’s call for random acts of kindness echoes that spirit.

Take a look at what locals have done so far to uphold the positivity of “One Boston Day.” Don’t let the kindness stop here, be sure to contribute generosity and benevolence wherever you are.  

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People are leaving small tokens in remembrance of those who suffered during the Boston Marathon bombing.

The Hyatt Regency and St. Francis House are teaming up to collect shoes for the homeless. 

Citizens are partaking in blood drives and donating their blood. 

Students thanked officials for their service by providing treats. 

This Dunkin Donuts gave out free coffee to its customers. 

Public school students will receive free books from children's author, Nila Webster. 

These young students are contributing by cleaning up the area around their school. 

Local first responders were treated to free coffee and donuts. 

7 News Boston worked with Lowes to help beautify the gardens and courtyards at Spaulding Rehab.

100 runners ran this 4.44 mile route to honor Martin Richard's memory.